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Save the Earth – Eat less Meat

“The University of Chicago reports that going vegan is 50% more effective than switching to a hybrid car in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Eating 1 pound of meat is environmentally equal to driving 40 miles in an SUV.” Your Real Carbon Footprint.  Statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that animal agriculture is the number one source of methane emissions in the United States. Cutting meat from just one meal a week can make a huge difference – for your health and for the health of the environment.

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

A fitting quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich to kick off Women’s History Month! “The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and others join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” (from Library of Congress – Women’s History Month) Check out their web site.  Then stop by the library display and pick up a title to learn more about the important contributions women have made throughout the ages.

Women and the National Book Award

american-salvage-covere-187x300On the blog bookish us, Jessi muses, “…focusing only on fiction… From 1989 to 2008, there have been 45 female nominees and 55 male nominees…. But in this same time, there have been 13 male winners and only seven female winners. Between 2005 and 2008, there were six female nominees, 14 male ones, and not a single female winner.” This, in an age of equality and enlightenment–any comment?

Catch the Show!

meteorInterested in a star-studded late-night extravaganza? Catch the Leonid Meteor Shower, November 13-21. Meteors will peak on the 17th with the best viewing for our area being between 2:30 am and 4:30 am. According to Astronomy Senior Editor Richard Talcott, “If the weather cooperates, viewing conditions should be nearly ideal. Observers normally can see 20 to 30 meteors per hour at the peak, but rates could spike considerably this year.”